Animation in all
its forms

Welcome to
the studio

‘Second Home, First Love’ is our motto. We create award-winning animation in all its forms. Every day we’re working on telling a new story, and every project is a baby to us. We’re proud of every one.

Animation can be used to tell any story. Whether it’s a hand-drawn octopus playing a pipe organ, or a stop-motion journey through a paper world, or a BAFTA-winning motorbike adventure, we strive to entertain and enthuse.

Our latest work

Sony Movie Channel Christmas Idents 2017

December 6, 2017

Sony, True Crime

April 4, 2017

VUER, National Express

March 9, 2017

Our services

We specialise in all forms of animation but pride ourselves on imaginative, handcrafted and experimental stop-motion productions.

We’re geeks when it comes to the details. Our passion for craft and meticulous approach is what separates Second Home Studios from everyone else.

Whether you’re looking to engage adults with hard-hitting content or make children laugh out loud, we can flex to any brief in all the styles animation affords.

Talk to us. We prefer to get involved from the outset, so if we ever start acting out our idea with a stapler and telephone please don’t be alarmed. We’re constantly thinking of new ideas and love to push boundaries.

Don’t just take our word for it…

"These guys are storytellers. They helped us articulate Rekorderlig’s complete life history in a succinct and stylish way. The team at Second Home are responsive, adaptable and above all, they care. What’s not to like?"

Gareth Whittle | MD, Chilli Marketing

"Working with Second Home Studios is always a joy. With imaginative and masterful animation skills, they consistently deliver high-end award-winning results."

Dave Hickman | Creative Director, CITV

"Working with Chris and his team is a privilege. The technical knowledge and passion they have ensures that every project surpasses expectations. A genuine talented team who are very client friendly and work well in various schedules and pressures of commercial production."

Sam Hope | Exec Producer, Picasso Pictures

Working with Chris and his team was great fun and immensely rewarding. It was very important to express the technical workings of the pipe organ accurately whilst ensuring the information was engaging and accessible to children. With great patience and creativity they exceeded my expectations and delivered a crowd pleasing, informative film that continues to delight both children and adults alike.

Katie Banks | Former Head of Education & Community THSH

Latest news

Trick or Treat!

| Behind The Scenes, Funnies, Modelmaking, Photography, Press, Promotions, Special Projects, Uncategorized, Visual Effects | No Comments

Our Halloween Homage to Harryhausen This summer we made a brilliant new creative friendship in the form of Ian Davies, photographer par excellence. Ian is in the process of collating…

Puppets Galore

| Modelmaking, Puppetry, Share A Story | No Comments

Just for laughs we’ve compiled a clip reel of our projects where we’ve worked with traditional puppetry, featuring marionettes and/or rod-controlled and hand-controlled puppets. It makes a great change when…

‘The Race In The Sky’ Selected for Manchester Animation Festival

| Awards, Broadcast, CITV, Compositing, Festivals, Share A Story, stop-motion | No Comments

The Manchester Animation Festival has selected ‘The Race In The Sky’ to screen as part of their Commissioned Films category this autumn. We completed the film in September 2016, as…